Most children have some of the adult teeth by the time they are 7 years old. Hence, various dental bodies and associations recommend evaluation of children’s teeth by an orthodontist during this age. Early diagnosis and treatment of orthodontic problems can help in reducing dental complications faced later in life.
Early orthodontic examination may be required if your child faces the following problems:
If orthodontic related problems are detected in the preteens, early orthodontic treatment can effectively simplify and resolve these issues in a short period of time. Treatment strategies include :
Your orthodontist may examine the oral cavity, order X-rays for detailed evaluation and recommend treatment based on the particular problem. Treatment options include :